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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200808-10 ] Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

From: Robert Buchholz <rbu_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Aug 09 2008 - 22:43:57 GMT
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org

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Severity: Normal Title: Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Date: August 09, 2008 Bugs: #233383 ID: 200808-10
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Synopsis


Adobe Reader is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code via a crafted PDF. Background


Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader) is a closed-source PDF reader.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-text/acroread < 8.1.2-r3 >= 8.1.2-r3

Description


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory reported that input to an unspecified JavaScript method is not properly validated.

Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All Adobe Reader users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/acroread-8.1.2-r3"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2641
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2641

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-10.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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